Session on Using Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Decision Making by Local Health Departments at the 2018 NACCHO Annual Conference

At the upcoming National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) 2018 Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA, CHOICES will present on a panel during the Healthy Populations and Communities (Chronic Disease, Infectious Disease & Resilience) Tracks of one of the Sharing Session time slots. This panel will describe the Childhood Obesity Intervention Cost Effectiveness (CHOICES) Learning Collaborative Partnership, which provides training, technical assistance, and tools to city, county, and state health agencies to be able to use cost-effectiveness information for decision making related to childhood obesity prevention. Sessions details are below.


Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Time: 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM CST/3:15 PM – 4:45 PM EST
Location: Balcony K, New Orleans Marriott | New Orleans, LA

Session Title: More Bang for Your Buck: Learning Collaborative Partnerships Focused on Using Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Decision Making by Local Health Departments

Description: This panel will describe the Childhood Obesity Intervention Cost Effectiveness (CHOICES) Learning Collaborative Partnership, which provides training, technical assistance, and tools to city, county, and state health agencies to be able to use cost-effectiveness information for decision making related to childhood obesity prevention. The overview presentation will describe what cost-effectiveness analysis is and how the CHOICES microsimulation model provides quantified estimates of improvements in population health as a result of potential intervention implementation in a particular location. Panelists will describe cost-effectiveness models for strategies including sugary drink taxes, organizational policies in child care to improve nutrition, and clinical practices to address children at highest risk. The panel will include presenters from two local health agencies − Denver and Philadelphia − that have participated in the partnership with the CHOICES team to evaluate city-specific models of interventions in child care and clinical sectors. Local health agency presenters will focus on the application of the CHOICES protocol and tools for collecting and using local data and the use of model processes and results for engaging with local leaders and partners to impact decision making. The panel will conclude with an audience discussion on the usefulness of this approach to inform what interventions state, local, and community organizations might pursue to cost-effectively reduce population levels of obesity in their communities.

Keywords: Diet, Nutrition, Obesity, Planning/Strategic Planning, Partnerships & Collaborations

Presenters:

  • Angie Cradock, ScD, MPE, Senior Research Scientist, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Deputy Director, Harvard Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Hannah Lawman, PhD, Director of Research and Evaluation at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health
  • Jennifer Moreland, MPHHealthy Eating Active Living, Chronic Disease Manager at Denver Public Health

Facilitator:

  • Chrissie Juliano, BA, MPPDirector, Big Cities Health Coalition (Senior Director, NACCHO) at BCHC/NACCHO